2018 Spring Camp Quick Links

Central Pacific
Hiroshima: Info, Official SC Site Softbank: Info, Official SC Site
Hanshin: Info, Official SC Site Seibu: Info, Official SC Site
Yokohama: Info, Official SC Site Rakuten: Info, Official SC Site
Yomiuri: Info Orix: Info, Official SC Site
Chunichi: Info, Official SC Site Nippon Ham: Info, Official SC Site
Yakult: Info, Official SC Site Lotte: Info, Official SC Site

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[2/20/2018] Hiroaki Takaya reassigned to rehab group with elbow inflammation

Hiroaki Takaya was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka on February 19 and diagnosed with inflammation in his right elbow. He was reassigned to the rehab group on February 20.

Source: Sponichi 2/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/20/2018, Full Count 2/20/2018

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SOF

[2/20/2018] Ryoya Kurihara dislocates left shoulder

Ryoya Kurihara headed to a hospital in Miyazaki after he hurt his left shoulder during fielding practice on February 20. He was later diagnosed with an anterior dislocation. He will report to the rehab group on February 21.

Source: Sponichi 2/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/20/2018

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[2/20/2018] Twenty-eight player Samurai Japan Roster Released

The final list of players for the Samurai Japan roster was released on February 20.

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[2/17/2018] Mikiya Takahashi sent to San-gun with muscle strain in left arm

Mikiya Takahashi was examined at a hospital in Okinawa after he developed pain in his left arm and was diagnosed with a strain in his left flexor carpi radialis muscle. Takahashi will report to San-gun for rehab.

Source: Sanspo 2/17/2018, Daily Sports 2/17/2018

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Ways to Watch NPB Games in 2018

Teams DAZN Pa-League TV Rakuten TV Satellite
Cable
Other
Hiroshima    
J Sports 1, 2, 3
Carp Doga Live
Hanshin    
Sky-A Sports, GAORA Sports
ToraTele
Yokohama    
TBS Ch 2
 
Yomiuri      
Nittele G+
GLS
Chunichi    
J Sports 2
 
Yakult    
Fuji TV ONE
 
Softbank
FOX Sports
 
Seibu
Fuji TV TWO
 
Rakuten
J Sports 2
 
Orix
J Sports 3
 
Nippon Ham
GAORA Sports
 
Lotte    
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[2/13/2018] Masatoshi Okada suffers cut on upper lip

Masatoshi Okada took a ball off his face and suffered a cut behind his upper lip that required three stitches.

The incident occurred during fielding practice on February 13. Okada was behind home plate preparing to catch a throw from right when the ball took a bad hop, hit his glove, and then his face. He was taken to a hospital in Nichinan for treatment.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/13/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/13/2018

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[2/13/2018] Seishu Hatake out with acute lower back pain

Seishu Hatake was assigned to San-gun camp on February 13 with acute lower back pain. His condition is not considered serious.

Hatake did not report to Ichi-gun practices on February 13 and will remain in Miyazaki with the San-gun camp when the Ichi-gun team heads to Okinawa on February 14 for Naha camp that begins on February 15.

Source: Daily Sports 2/13/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/13/2018

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[2/13/2018] Softbank Hawks reach agreement with Yurisbel Gracial Garcia

The Softbank Hawks announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-two-year-old Yurisbel Gracial Garcia. He was assigned the uniform number 27.

Gracial is set to arrive in Japan on February 17. The Hawks are scheduled to hold a press conference for him on February 18.

Source: Softbank 2/13/2018, Sports Hochi 2/13/2018

[UPDATE 2/13 @ 9:27pm]

According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated fifty-five million yen.

Source: Sanspo 2/13/2018, Daily Sports 2/13/2018


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YOK

[2/12/2018] Yokohama Bay Stars: Imanaga, Ishida, Hamaguchi each pitch three innings

Shota Imanaga and Kenta Ishida started today’s intra-squad game for the Yokohama Bay Stars.

Imanaga pitched three innings, threw forty-nine pitches, gave up two runs on six hits, and topped out at 144km/h. He surrendered two home runs to Neftali Soto (both on fastballs): a two-out solo shot in the first inning and a two-out two-run blast in the third inning.

Ishida allowed two runs on two hits over three innings of work and forty-three pitches. He gave up lead-off home runs to Masayuki Kuwahara in the first and Hiroki Minei in the third.

Haruhiro Hamaguchi made an appearance in relief and tossed three shutout innings. He gave up two hits and walked three.

Imanaga, Ishida, and Hamaguchi are all in the running for this year’s opening day start.

Source: Daily Sports 2/12/2018, Daily Sports 2/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2018, Sponichi 2/12/2018, Sports Hochi 2/12/2018

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[2/12/2018] Lotte expected to sign Otonari, F. Peguero, Lee

The Chiba Lotte Marines are expected to sign thirty-three-year-old pitcher Kenji Otonari, twenty-nine-year-old Francisco Peguero, and twenty-nine-year-old Tu-Hsuan Lee. All three players are attending spring camp as tryouts.

Otonari pitched in an intra-squad game on February 12. He pitched one inning, faced five hitters, and allowed a run on two hits and a walk. Peguero and Lee each had good intra-squad games on February 11: Peguero went 1-for-2 with a home run and Lee went 2-for-4 with a home run. Both players went hitless (Peguero 0-for-4 and Lee 0-for-2) on February 12.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/12/2018, Sports Hochi 2/12/2018, Sponichi 2/12/2018, Daily Sports 2/12/2018

[UPDATE 2/16 @ 4:18pm]

The Marines officially signed Otonari (one year at ten million yen), Peguero (one year at 60,000 US dollars), and Lee (one year at five million yen) to contracts. They were also assigned uniform numbers:

  • Kenji Otonari – 55
  • Francisco Peguero – 65
  • Tu-Hsuan Lee – 67

Source: Sports Hochi 2/16/2018, Sports Hochi 2/16/2018, Daily Sports 2/16/2018, Sponichi 2/16/2018, Sanspo 2/16/2018

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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